Omega Psi Phi was founded on November 17, 1911, in Washington, D.C. The fraternity’s motto is “Friendship is Essential to the Soul.” Omega Psi Phi was the first Black fraternal organization founded at a Black university or college. In 1927, the Fraternity made National Negro Achievement Week an observance and it continues today as Achievement Week. In its continuing support of African-American education, the fraternity gives a gift of $50,000 each year to the United Negro College Fund. Omega Psi Phi became the first black fraternity on the campus of TTU in the fall of 1977.